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There once was a time when Animal Kingdom was a half-day park at best—the park many people skipped in an effort to shorten their trips. There was good reason for this, at least at the time. You see, the park truly didn’t have much to offer back then. That fact has since changed dramatically, and these days Animal Kingdom has become a place everyone should make time for. In fact, it is easily a full-day park now, and many people even claim that it’s their new favorite. Of course, as is the case with any Disney park, knowing a few things before you go is always a good idea. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the 10 most commonly asked questions and answered them all for you right here. After reading this, you’ll be prepared to head into Animal Kingdom with confidence and have an absolutely amazing time.
1. “Is it a zoo?”
It you’ve never been to Animal Kingdom, you may be wondering what it is. You likely have a zoo in your hometown after all, and if that’s all it is, it definitely isn’t worth your precious Disney time or money. Luckily, that isn’t the case. Yes, Animal Kingdom is a “zoo” in the sense that it has animals for guests to observe, but the similarities stop there. This park has everything from rides and character meet-and-greets to the super fun food stops you’d expect at any Disney park. Therefore, while the park does have some pretty awesome animal exhibits to check out, it is far more elaborate than any zoo out there.
2. “Where can I find animals?”
A funny thing about Animal Kingdom is the fact that the animals aren’t always easy to find. You could spend an entire day in the park and only see a small handful of animals if you weren’t seeking them out. This can be disappointing to those who were looking forward to the animal exhibits. To find the animals, you’ll want to walk on one of the trails. These are:
- Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail
- Maharajah Jungle Trek
- Discovery Island Trails
Other options include riding the Kilimanjaro Safaris or taking the train over to Rafiki’s Planet Watch.
3. “Where can we cool off/escape the rain?”
One of the odd things about Animal Kingdom is that there are very few indoor areas. As you might imagine, this makes it very difficult to get out of the way of big storms or to cool off during those super hot Florida days. Fortunately, there are a few options of places to go indoors. Here are the best ones:
- Finding Nemo the Musical
- Festival of the Lion King
- Satu’li Canteen
- Flight of Passage
- Na’vi River Journey
- All table-service restaurants
4. “What can I bring in?”
Believe it or not, all Disney parks allow guests to bring in their own food and nonalcoholic beverages. Additionally, things like cameras, phones, extra clothes, and other typical items are perfectly okay. There are however, a few things that are not allowed. No Disney park allows:
- Wagons, Skateboards, Bikes, Scooters, Skates, Roller blades, Shoes with wheels, or Trailers
- Drones or Remote control toys
- Excessively large strollers
- Large suitcases, coolers, or backpacks
- Alcoholic beverages
- Weapons of any kind, objects that appear to be weapons, or toy weapons
- Folding chairs
- Glass containers (excluding baby food jars and perfume bottles)
- Pets who are not trained service animals
- Large tripod stands
- Wrapped gifts
- Selfie sticks
For the safety of the animals, Animal Kingdom also won’t allow:
5. “What attractions are best for young kids?”
There is much for young children to enjoy in Animal Kingdom. In particular, we recommend:
6. “Where are the best places to eat?”
- Triceratops Spin
- The Boneyard Playground
- Finding Nemo the Musical
- Wilderness Explorers Stations
- Meet Favorite Disney Pals at Adventurers Outpost
- Kilimanjaro Safaris
- Festival of the Lion King
- Na’vi River Journey
Animal Kingdom is filled with all kinds of delicious foods—some exotic, and some a bit more comfortable for the picky eaters out there. One thing's for sure: Nobody needs to go hungry while wandering through this wild park. Here are some of our favorite eateries for you to try!
7. “Which attractions should I get FastPasses for?”
- Quick Service: Flame Tree Barbecue, Yak and Yeti Local Food Cafes, Harambe Market, Satu’li Canteen
- Table-Service: Yak and Yeti Restaurant, Turkey House, Rainforest Cafe
If you’ve never been to Disney World before, or even if it’s just been a while, it can be hard to know which attractions to use your FastPasses on. On top of that, because Animal Kingdom has its attractions split into tiers, you really have to pick and choose. Here are the attractions that most often have long lines and therefore require a FastPass:
8. “What kind of shopping might I find?”
- Avatar Flight of Passage (by far the most popular ride in the park)
- Na’vi River Journey
- Kilimanjaro Safaris
- Kali River Rapids (only during the hot season)
- Expedition Everest
- Festival of the Lion King
Every Disney park offers shopping, and Animal Kingdom is no exception. That said, there is not quite as much shopping in this park as in some of the others, but what they do have is very good. The very best place to shop in all of Animal Kingdom is Island Merchandise, which offers a variety of items as well as some heavenly air conditioning and plenty of space to move around. Other top contenders include…
- Windtraders in Pandora
- The Dino Institute Shop in DinoLand U.S.A.
- Serka Zong Bazaar in Asia
- Mombasa Marketplace in Africa.
All are relatively unique, making them fun to browse, if nothing else.
9. “Which resorts are closest?”
If Animal Kingdom is what you’re most excited about at WDW, staying nearby is a must. After all, Disney World is very big, and riding a bus all the way across property to get to this park would get old if you planned to visit multiple times. There aren’t many resorts in the Animal Kingdom area, but there are a few, and with something in every price range, there should be one for you:
10. “Is there nighttime entertainment?”
- Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
- Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
- Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
- Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort
Not all that long ago, Animal Kingdom was known for closing early compared to its sibling parks. The gates were shut by dinnertime, and after-dark entertainment was nonexistent in the park. Times have changed though, and now Animal Kingdom truly comes alive when the sun goes down. Wondering what you need to do at night in this amazing park? Try these things:
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- Watch the Tree of Life “come to life”
- Stay for the “Rivers of Light” nighttime spectacular
- Check out the bioluminescent plants in Pandora
- Ride your favorite attractions at night (especially Kilimanjaro Safaris)
Walt Disney World has always excelled at creating unique, immersive dining experiences for guests. From the splendor of the Beast’s Castle in Be Our Guest Restaurant, to the other-worldly food and atmosphere of Satu'li Canteen in Pandora – The World of Avatar, there are plenty of places to immerse yourself in the wonderful worlds created by Imagineers in WDW. And one of the newest dining hot spots in Disney Springs recreates the world of Prohibition in an underground setting – it’s an experience you won’t soon forget! Here are 8 things we love about Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant – and we’re pretty sure you’ll love them too.
We love taking a break from the parks with an afternoon or evening at Disney Springs! This revamped location is extensive and chock full of fun dining and shopping experiences for all ages and tastes. Enzo’s Hideaway is part of the Edison Complex, which also includes Pizza Ponte, Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante, and The Edison. As with Maria & Enzo’s, Chef Theo Schoenegger is at the helm of this lounge option that puts a unique spin on Italian cuisine.
Like other locations in Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs, Enzo’s Hideaway has a rich backstory created by Disney Imagineers to explain its history, and its fantastic theming. The story is that Italian immigrant Enzo (Maria’s husband) bought the building that was the former air terminal for Disney Springs, having formerly run a bakery out of it before it closed down. He soon discovered an area underneath the terminal, connected to the abandoned power plant (better known to Disney guests as The Edison) – tunnels that were used by rum-runners as a hideaway during the years of Prohibition. Thus, the idea for Enzo’s Hideaway was born!
We love that the Prohibition theming for Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant perfectly dovetails with Florida’s actual history of rum-running. Walking into Enzo’s Hideaway is like walking into another era, into a speakeasy where an impressive range of delicious Prohibition-era cocktails can be enjoyed. The bar is underground, which means there aren’t any windows to be seen (while this might be an issue for some guests, it really helps to create the immersive atmosphere the Imagineers are going for). Despite the bar’s name, there’s actually only one tunnel to be found, and you’ll walk through it to get to the check-in area. The exposed ductwork, rustic brick walls, and arches in the ceiling all help to create the feeling of a by-gone era just rediscovered. You’ll have to really look to find the entrance to Enzo’s Hideaway, as it doesn’t have any oversized signage and is (appropriately) hidden under a staircase and bridge – all part of the adventure!
4. Disney Details
Disney is known for its attention to detail, and Enzo’s Hideaway is no exception! Enzo has kept the period detail he found when he came across the old rum-runner tunnels, and you’ll want to wander around to truly absorb all of this rich detail. Check out the bootlegging newspaper articles from Prohibition, which were presumably found during renovations and then mounted on the walls for guests to see. Depending on where your table is, you may get a great view of the graffitied walls dating back to 1919. Make sure you take a few minutes to read the graffiti with its signatures, artwork, and words of wisdom from a time gone by! And while we’re talking about details, here’s one fairly important one – there’s a walkway that connects to the Edison next door, where you’ll need to venture should you need a restroom (there aren’t any in the bar itself). Consider it part of the rum-running adventure of Enzo’s!
Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant has the biggest selection of scotch and rum anywhere in Disney Springs, which is as it should be for a speakeasy in old rum-runner tunnels! “Enzo’s Smuggled and Stashed Collection” truly is extensive. We love the family-size pitcher drinks – they serve 2-4 people, and they’re a great option for larger groups. This place is a mixologist’s dream! Try the Limoncello Gimlet for a refreshing hit of Gin and Limoncello, or Strawberry Fields, if your tastes run more to Bulleit Bourbon, Fernet Branca, and strawberry syrup. There’s bound to be something on the “Giggle Water” list to appeal to everyone at your table – and young guests or non-drinkers can enjoy a selection of mocktails.
Many people come to Enzo’s Hideaway for the Prohibition-era cocktails, but this is much more than just a bar. Head here if you’re looking for a unique Italian-inspired lunch or dinner, or maybe some after-dinner snacks to enjoy with your drinks. You’ll be given your own olive oil in a dish, for dipping with the complimentary fresh bread. There’s a Dolce Vita and Appetizer Menu, where you can choose from a variety of meats, cheeses, antipasto, appetizers, soups and salads. The Suppli Alla Romana, basically meat ragu risotto balls, will leave you wanting more! There’s a pasta menu and a selection of meat and seafood. (For vegetarians, the Tonnarelli Cacio e Pepe is a delicious option.) When it’s dessert time, you’ll see familiar Italian offerings: Tiramisu, Cannoli, Gelato and Sorbet – make sure you try the yummy Coppe Gelati Sundaes!
7. Special Events
Looking to end your week in Walt Disney World with an unforgettable meal? Check out Enzo’s Sunday Supper. It’s held every Sunday, and it’s a specially prepared feast that includes assorted meats and cheeses, short ribs, meatballs, oven-roasted potatoes, rigatoni al pomodoro, assorted sweets and much, much more. And, to top it all off, you can bring your own wine – and there’s no corkage fee. If you’re lucky enough to be in Walt Disney World during one of Enzo’s Hideaway’s Smugglers Series events, you’ll be able to enjoy a special menu that showcases the fantastic mixology skills on site and offers even more specialty cocktails.
8. The Vibe
Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant is removed from the hubbub of other areas of Disney Springs (as you’ll notice when you start hunting for the entrance). Even inside, it has less of a party vibe than a cool, casual, intimate feel – and we think this is refreshing! It’s the perfect place to head when you want to be able to talk to the people at your table without having to compete with distractions like loud music. It’s definitely low-key, and typically surprisingly devoid of children, even though it’s a restaurant as well as a bar. So if you’re looking for a cosy, hidden, adult get-away that also feels fully immersive – this is the perfect choice.
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Park Hopping at Walt Disney World is one of the big questions—do I or don’t I? Remember with a “base” ticket you can leave a park for a break and return to the same park later in the day. With the Park Hopper you can go from one park to another. There is an expense to adding Park Hopper to your tickets, so you need to take that into consideration when making your decision. But, there can be a lot of advantages to the flexibility it offers. Here are 8 tips for making the most of park hopping at Walt Disney World:
8. Make it Worth the Cost
If you are going to add the expense of park hopper to your reservation you want to make sure you utilize it enough to make it worth the added cost. You’ll want to incorporate it into your plans early on to hop from one park to another during a day. Or maybe you want to do a 4 parks in 1 day challenge using your park hopper. It doesn’t have to be a defined plan—you could say we are going to start at Magic Kingdom today and then in the evening we have the flexibility to go wherever we feel like.
7. Have a Car
You might consider driving to the parks if you have park hopper. If you drove to Walt Disney World for your vacation or rented a car at the airport and you are staying at a Walt Disney World resort you are able to park for free in the theme parks. It can be much more efficient to park hop if you have your own car with you. This way you can drive to park #1, then whenever you are ready drive directly to park #2 instead of waiting on Disney buses or having to make multiple transportation transfers to get where you are going. Just remember that Disney resorts do charge for overnight parking now.
6. Know the Best Routes
If you do not have a car you will want to study up on the best routes from one park to another if you are park hopping since Disney transportation can be a bit confusing. For instance, if you are at Hollywood Studios or Epcot and want to go to the other one you can walk along a path or take a boat—both start at the International Gateway entrance to Epcot. If you are at Magic Kingdom or Epcot and want to go to the other one you could take the monorail (remember there is a transfer). From Animal Kingdom to Epcot you could take a bus to the Beach Club and walk over to Epcot. There are many options, so just take a look at Google before you travel to figure out the most efficient routes.
5. Hop for Something Special
You may want to park hop for something special like a dessert party. This is a great way to incorporate park hopping into your plans. Maybe you spend most of the day at Animal Kingdom and then you go to Magic Kingdom to enjoy the Happily Ever After dessert party. Or enjoy Epcot during the day and walk over to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for the Star Wars Galactic Spectacular dessert party. There are so many fun options.
4. Planning your FastPasses
If you are park hopping you have a slight disadvantage as you are only able to make FastPasses at one park. So all 3 of your first FastPasses will have to be in the same park. In general I like to make those for my second park. That way I can arrive before the park opens and “rope drop” the first park taking advantage of lower lines at opening. Then when I hop over to the next park I have FastPasses waiting on me. If your first park is going to be one with a super popular attraction, like Flight of Passage at Animal Kingdom, you might want to consider doing that FastPass (if you can get it), then trying for subsequent FastPasses at your other park once you use up your first ones. Magic Kingdom is a good second park in this situation since it has so many FastPass eligible attractions.
3. Plan Dining
When you are park hopping you are not tied to one park for your dining reservations. This is really great because you could go to Hollywood Studios for fun during the day and then hop over to Epcot for some great dining at the World Showcase that evening. Or, if you are having trouble getting a tough reservation like Be Our Guest or Cinderella’s Royal Table on your designated Magic Kingdom day you have some flexibility to make it on another day because you can travel between parks.
2. Stay in a convenient location
Park Hopping is so much easier when you are at a resort located near a park. When I have guests who book their stay at a Magic Kingdom or Epcot area resort I am much more likely to recommend that they get Park Hopper to add on to their tickets. When you are at one of these resorts it is just so easy and convenient to decide to go to the close park for a little more fun at night regardless of where you went during the day. Say you went to Animal Kingdom and you’re staying at the Polynesian. You might get back to the resort and look on the My Disney Experience app, snag a Buzz Lightyear FastPass and decide to head over to Magic Kingdom on the monorail to ride and watch fireworks. It is so easy to jump on the monorail from the Grand Floridian, Polynesian and Contemporary (or walk from Contemporary) and head to the Magic Kingdom. Even Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness make it pretty easy to get to Magic Kingdom. Guests at the Yacht & Beach Club or Boardwalk get double the fun as they can walk to Epcot or Hollywood Studios or take the boat. I can see these resorts getting very popular when Galaxy’s Edge opens in 2019.
1. Take a Break
While the temptation to hop, hop, hop and go, go, go is very strong at Walt Disney World you can quickly wear yourself and your family out with all of the walking and the heat. If you are going to park hop consider taking an afternoon break at your resort to cool off, swim, relax, and maybe even nap. Sometimes this even simplifies the transportation routes from #6. No matter how much fun it may be in the parks if you are tired and grumpy the fun is hard to find. Make sure you make your park hopping investment worthwhile and factor in some breaks between parks.
What are your tips for park hopping at Walt Disney World?
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With the opening of Toy Story Land at Hollywood Studios there are so many fun things to do in that park—I can’t imagine what it will be like once Galaxy’s Edge opens. Planning a day at the Studios can be tricky since there are so many shows that have specific times to see, but even without doing it all you can have a great day in Hollywood. Here are 10 Must Dos when you visit Disney’s Hollywood Studios:
10. For the First Time in Forever: Frozen Sing Along Celebration
While you may think you’ve heard quite enough Frozen songs, if you have a child you it may be mandatory to visit the For the First Time in Forever Frozen Sing Along. But—don’t despair! You are in for a treat. The show is hosted by the Royal Historians and this pair is hilarious! They follow a basic script, but there is quite a bit of ad-libbing that makes each show unique and I guarantee you will laugh your way through the show in between the sing along portions.
9. Eat at 50s Prime Time Café
50s Prime Time has been a staple of the Studios since its MGM days. I love eating at 50s for so many reason. The kitschy décor (that is becoming trendy with the rise of mid-century modern design), the cast, and of course the food. Each table is situated so that you can see a TV playing a loop of 1950s television programming, which to me is a perfect fit with Disney and with Hollywood Studios. The menu is filled with home-cooking comfort foods like meatloaf and fried chicken. They are all well prepared and delicious (my favorite is the fried chicken). And then there is the cast. Each server is a member of your family and they gently tease your table about not finishing your vegetables or having your elbows on the table. Occasionally someone gets in trouble and has to stand in the corner, or has to stand up and sing “I’m a Little Tea Pot.”
8. Enjoy Some Thrills!
Down at the end of Sunset Boulevard, Disney’s Hollywood Studios packs some serious thrills. Here you can find both Rock N Roller Coaster and Tower of Terror, two of Disney’s most popular thrill rides. Rock N Roller Coaster is an intense coaster set to the music of Aerosmith and it is a serious good time. Tower of Terror is steeped in theming to set the stage as soon as you enter the line queue. Throughout the wait you will be amazed by the details and storytelling which continues on the ride itself. And then there is that 13 story drop. And the random drop sequence following that.
7. Toy Story Mania
Toy Story Mania is a family favorite Toy Story themed classic even before Toy Story Land. This attraction takes you through carnival games that Andy has set up with his toys. The interactive 3D game has you competing against and working with your partner to score points in games like ring toss, breaking plates and popping balloons. It is so much fun and it is one you can ride over and over to try to improve your score. Not to mention the queue is very fun and nostalgic.
6. Meet Star Wars Characters
While Galaxy’s Edge hasn’t opened yet, Hollywood Studios is still THE place to get your Star Wars fix. If you would like to meet some of your favorite Star Wars stars head over to the Star Wars Launch Bay where you can meet Kylo Ren and Chewbacca. The Launch Bay is also filled with props and other memorabilia that Star Wars fans will love.
5. Meet Olaf
Much like the Star Wars characters, Hollywood Studios is currently the only place where you can meet Olaf. And no one likes warm hugs better than Olaf. He has a cute meet & greet location over by the Frozen Sing Along. One of the best parts is the way it smells in there—like sunscreen, summer and all things warm.
4. Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Fireworks
Disney puts together amazing evening fireworks show—that is for sure. The Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular has changed and evolved over the past several years. The current version is a multi-media experience that includes projections on the Chinese theater with clips of iconic movie moments, lasers, and fireworks. Find a good spot early where you can clearly see the theater, but not too close so you can also see the fireworks behind it and the other effects. You could also consider booking the dessert party for the fireworks. It includes Star Wars themed desserts in Launch Bay and an escorted march to a reserved spot to watch the show.
3. Eat a Lunch Box Tart
Head over to Woody’s Lunch Box in Toy Story Land for a snack—this is probably the best quick service food in Hollywood Studios right now. You can find several great options, but I’m advocating for the Lunch Box Tarts right now. There are two options: The Raspberry (Raspberry Marmalade stuffed Pastry coated in a Strawberry Fondant and Crispy Pearls) and The Chocolate Hazelnut (Chocolate-Hazelnut stuffed Pastry coated in Maple Fondant and Candied Bacon). Both are sweet, fresh and so tasty! You can get them any time of day, so stop by for a treat that will make you feel like a kid again.
One of the very best parts of Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the atmosphere and theme, and contributing to that are the Streetmosphere characters that you will find normally on Hollywood Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard. These talented actors are in character as 1940s Citizens of Hollywood. They roam the streets adding to the feeling that you are in a specific time in Hollywood. They have skits and interactive game shows, and sometimes they are just interacting with guests as they walk by. They are very funny and great at engaging their audience. If you see them setting up for a show take some time to stop and check it out. As a side note, you could also consider the Green Army Men in Toy Story Land as a form of Streetmosphere. They also add a lot to Toy Story Land and do a fantastic job interacting with guest as though they are the Green Army Men from the movie. And since you shrink down to toy size as you enter the land you are the perfect size to meet with them.
1. Ride Slinky Dog Dash
This is the hot new ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Toy Story Land. It is a family friendly coaster, but it definitely packs in some thrills since it is out in the open and you can see how high you are and how far you are dropping. The theming around the ride is really fun if you can take in the details as you speed along the track. And at night with the lighting it is even more exciting. The queue itself is a great mix of toys Andy has used to put together lighting and other elements of the queue. Then you get to the box pieces and the notebooks where Andy sketched out his plans for the coaster—including how he plans to add Slinky Dog to the off the shelf set. This is such a fun ride! Try to get a FastPass, if you can’t get there as early as you can or go at the end of the night—it is worth the wait.
What are your 10 Must Dos at Disney’s Hollywood Studios?
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Walt Disney World has become known for some of its cocktails and specialty alcoholic drinks, but for all of those they also have a ton of great non-alcoholic specialty beverages. Whether you are looking to save a little money or just don’t want the alcohol you can still plenty of tasty, fun and Instagram worthy drinks at Walt Disney World that are non-alcoholic.
10. Vanilla Coke
This is a sentimental favorite of mine, and a pretty simple one. I’m not talking about Coke’s canned or fountain version of “vanilla coke,” but the real deal made with syrup at 50’s Prime Time Café in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It just fits the theme there so well and it really is tasty. I love going in to the Tune In Lounge and ordering one while waiting in that fantastic mid-century mod waiting area. (They also have a Cherry version if vanilla isn’t your thing).
9. Aqua Fresca
I love Via Napoli, and as much as I love the pizza the Strawberry Aqua Fresca is just as good. After walking around half of the World Showcase to get to Via Napoli in the Italy pavilion at Epcot the Aqua Fresca is light, refreshing and full of natural flavor. There are some other flavors offered as well.
8. Milkshake at Ample Hills
Ample Hills Creamery on the Boardwalk is my favorite ice cream stop at Walt Disney World. And you can get any of their delicious and creative flavors made into a milkshake! Milkshakes are a little more portable in the Florida sun & heat than scooped ice cream. So if you want to get a treat and the walk around the Boardwalk try this shake—it is soooo yummy! But grab a spoon because some flavors are pretty chunky and won’t go well with a straw.
7. Goofy Glacier
There are a few places around Walt Disney World where you can find the frozen slush Goofy Glacier. Goofy’s Candy Company in Disney Springs and Big Top Souvenirs in Fantasyland are a couple of choices. There are many colorful flavor options—and don’t forget you can get a swirled combination of several. They are super sweet, but also super cold—that cold part is really nice on a hot day.
6. Mystic Portal Punch
The Mystic Portal Punch is the fun new drink added to Toy Story Land at Woody’s Lunch Box. This out of this world drink is a mix of Powerade Berry Blast with lemon-lime and tangerine. It doesn’t sound as good as it is, but trust me, this one is yummy. And in true Disney fashion you can also purchase the Mystic Portal Punch in a souvenir Alien Sipper.
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5. LeFou’s Brew
Ever since it’s opening in Fantasyland, Gaston’s Tavern has been a fun place to grab themed snacks. LeFou’s Brew has been my favorite since the start. Named for Gaston’s sidekick in Beauty and the Beast, LeFou’s Brew is frozen apple juice with a hint of toasted marshmallow and topped with all-natural passion fruit-mango foam. It is a great flavor combination that is sweet and cold. This is one of my favorite snack breaks when touring Fantasyland. And again, if you choose you can get this in a souvenir goblet.
4. POG Juice
This is not a Walt Disney World exclusive, but the Passion Fruit, Orange, Guava Juice that is served at many places at Walt Disney World (under various names like Jungle Juice & Liliko’l) is a perfect breakfast drink full of Vitamin C, and so delicious. If you are at a restaurant where it is served like several in the Animal Kingdom and Animal Kingdom Lodge area, or the Polynesian resort I recommend you give it a try. I’ve even seen it at the Magic Kingdom Fireworks Dessert party—yummm!
3. The Frozen Flamingo
The Frozen Flamingo served at Animal Kingdom’s Harambe Market is a recent favorite of mine. As the name implies it is a beautiful frozen pink drink. It combines the flavors of strawberry and passion fruit, so it is a fruity but lightly sweet drink and very refreshing. I recommend you give it a try as you stroll through the wilds of Africa in Animal Kingdom.
2. The Night Blossom
This Instagram favorite is found in Animal Kingdom’s Pandora at the Pongu Pongu stand. It is a mix of limeade with apple and desert pear and topped with fruit boba balls (you can request no boba if you prefer). I love this drink. It is pretty, but it is so delicious too. It is fruity and light with that hint of floral to it. If you like you can add rum to this and order the Rum Blossom. And, again, there is an option for a souvenir mug.
1. Mint Julep Lemonade Slushy
On my last vacation to Walt Disney World I was finally able to try the Mint Julep Lemonade Slushy served at Casey’s Corner on Magic Kingdom’s Main Street USA. And I had several on that trip. It is so fresh & light. The hint of mint plays perfectly with the slushy lemonade. To make it very pretty (and Instagram worthy) each cup is topped with a cherry, mint leaf and reusable souvenir Mickey Straw. Be prepared to love this one!
What are your favorite non-alcoholic beverages at Walt Disney World?
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